Event #9: $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball

Break Time

• Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 700 ante

Players are now on a 20 minute break. Then we'll be playing two more levels or down to seven players.

Chip Counts

Jason Mercier 255,000
Chris Bjorin 180,000
Thomas Fuller 160,000 36,000
Matt Perrins 126,500 -8,500
Bernard Lee 100,000 -40,000
Josh Brikis 100,000
Aaron Schaff 85,000 -45,000
Robin Rightmire 65,000 -10,000
Travis Pearson 50,000 -100,000
Avery Cardoza 36,000 6,000

Dan Kelly Eliminated in 11th Place ($6,129)

• Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 700 ante
Dan Kelly
Dan Kelly

Jason Mercier raised to 6,000 from the button and Dan Kelly moved all in for just shy of 40,000. Mercier thought for about a minute before making the call and both players drew one.

Mercier: {8-}{5-}{4-}{3-} Drew a {10-}
Kelly: {9-}{8-}{6-}{5-} Drew a {Q-}

No luck for "djk" and Mercier is a massive chip leader now with 255,000

Tags: Dan KellyJason Mercier

Rami Boukai Eliminated in 13th Place ($4,844)

• Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 700 ante
Rami Boukai
Rami Boukai

Rami Boukai was all in pre-draw for his last 35,000 chips and got a call from Josh Brikis.

Rami was pat with a {J-}{10-}{9-}{6-}{4-} and Brikis had {9-}{8-}{4-} and hit a great draw getting {10-}{6-} to knock out Boukai.

Brikis now has almost exactly 100,000.

Tags: Josh BrikisRami Boukai

Don McNamara Eliminated in 14th Place ($4,844)

• Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 700 ante

Don McNamara was very short having doubled Josh Brikis up just before the redraw. He drew two cards against his opponent who made a {K-}{5-}{4-}{3-}{2-}. McNamara flipped an {A-} and mucked going out in 14th place.

Tags: Don McNamara

Down To 14

• Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 700 ante

New Table Draw

Table 373
Seat 1- Robin Rightmire
Seat 2- Jason Mercier
Seat 3- Avery Cardoza
Seat 4- Aaron Scaff
Seat 5- Bernard Lee
Seat 6- Thomas Fuller
Seat 7- Travis Pearson

Table 372
Seat 1- Dan Kelly
Seat 2- Matt Perrins
Seat 3- Romik Vartzar
Seat 4- Chris Bjorin
Seat 5- Rami Boukai
Seat 6- Don Mcnamara
Seat 7- Josh Brikis

Don Zewin Eliminated in 15th Place ($3,961)

• Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 700 ante

Don Zewin moved all in before the draw and Rami Boukai moved all in behind him. Zewin stood pat with {Q-}{J-}{5-}{4-}{2-} and Boukai drew one to a {8-}{6-}{4-}{3-} and picked up the {10-} to leave us with two tables left.

There's a redraw going on for two tables.

Tags: Don ZewinRami Boukai

Doubling For Fun

• Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 700 ante
Rami Boukai
Rami Boukai

Rami Boukai doubled up through Romik Vartzar when Boukai tabled a {9-}{8-}{6-}{5-}{3-} and Vartzar said, "I'm drawing dead, I have a ten..."

Soon after Vartzar managed his own doubled up making a {9-}{7-}{6-}{3-}{3-} against Jason Mercier (who drew two) to make a {Q-}{9-}{8-}{5-}{5-}

On the other table Josh Brikis stood pat with a {10-}{7-}{6-}{4-}{3-} and was all in before the draw against Don McNamara's one card draw {10-}{8-}{7-}{2-} - the latter drawing dead and picking up another {7-}.

Tags: Don McNamaraJason MercierJosh BrikisRami Boukai